Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar

4453 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar +

Ed Neaton


  • Tue-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun 10:30am-9pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
The former general manager and executive chef of Uptown's Campiello opened their own spot, Acqua Restaurant-water, in Italian-on the shores of White Bear Lake. The old Wolfgang's Waterfront Bistro still feels rather like a bed and breakfast, with two dining rooms containing just nine tables. The best seats in the house are those outside it, at the tables on the front porch and on the lakeside patio that overlooks the marina. The menu tends toward simple but flavorful Italian dishes: bruschetta, pizzas, Ragu alla Bolognese, and the like. Uptown's loss is White Bear's gain.

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    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 4 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

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